Amoeba Hollywood - June 28th @ 6:00pm
De’Anza brings her hypnotic, Latin-electronic meets alternative-psychedelic music to Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of her new EP, Cosmic Dream. Purchase Cosmic Dream at the in-store to attend the signing and meet De'Anza after the show.
"Powerful writing and a clever mixture of contemporary and traditional Mexican music.” - Felix Contreras, NPR Music
She'll play Friday, July 13th at The Study in Hollywood.
Latin artist who combines hypnotic, electronic funk with alternative and psychedelic styles, will be releasing a concept EP, Cosmic Dream, on June 29. The release takes the listener through various stages of the sleep cycle, with interludes sprinkled throughout; “Stage I: Light Sleep”, “Stage III: Deep Sleep”, “Stage V: REM”. The EP was co-produced by Grammy winner Andre de Santanna (Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Sergio Mendes) and De’Anza herself. In addition to singing she also performs vihuela, guitar, piano and programs drums.
“I first read the words ‘Cosmic Dream’ by an eastern mystic I follow and felt incredibly drawn to it,” says De’Anza of the EP’s title. “The opening of the album introduces the notion of what we understand as life/reality and correlating it to watching a movie.”
Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an epicenter of convergent cultures and rich folk art, De’Anza journeyed west to Los Angeles armed with a vihuela, a passion for songwriting, and a mission to develop her own musical identity. Cosmic Dream has the songwriter fully embracing her love for electronic music and implementing those sonic influences into her evolving production style.
De’Anza’s emergence in the industry was quickly met with critical praise. The 2015 release of her debut, Despertar, catapulted her from obscure indie to “Latin Alternative’s New Leading Lady” as proclaimed by the OC Weekly.
With features from CNN, to ABC’s Vista L.A., to popular radio outlets like NPR, De’Anza has been turning heads converting fans nationally and internationally. Felix Contreras of NPR Music’s Alt.Latino describes her music as, “powerful writing and a clever mixture of contemporary and traditional Mexican music” and LA Weekly writes, “De’Anza herself is a force of nature behind the microphone.”